Darien Rowayton Bank will host the artwork of local artist and writer Peter Saverine through Saturday, Oct. 6, at its Darien branch, at 1001 Post Road, in an exhibit called "Favorite Places." Autographed copies of his books will also be available.
"Favorite Places" is a compilation of 19 paintings and giclee prints by the artist depicting scenes of Nantucket, coastal New England and Long Island Sound. Among local topics are Ring's End Bridge and Rowayton Harbor. Other titles include Nantucket Rose Cottage, Sunrise on the Sound, True Love on Nantucket, Tranquil Sail and Sailing by Jetties. Saverine was born and raised in Darien and has lived in Fairfield County for most of his life. A graduate of Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, he held several buying and management positions at Lord and Taylor in New York, after which he returned to Fairfield County to pursue entrepreneurial sales and marketing pursuits. He is the executive director at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, a 91-acre nature preserve and botanical garden in Stamford. He resides in Stamford.
He has been a member of the Greenwich Arts Society, Greenwich Arts Council, Fairfield Arts Council, Art Society of Old Greenwich, the Westport Arts Center and the Rowayton Arts Center. He began painting in 2002 and has studied at the Greenwich Art Society with Dennis Lyall and Dmitri Wright. His works have been shown at several juried shows in the area as well as at Greenwich Art to the Avenue, Pequot Library, Fairfield Women's Club, the Fairfield Gallery, the Old Greenwich Outdoor Art Show and the Darien Downtown Art Show. He has also been represented in several shops on Nantucket, Cape Cod, Watch Hill and Connecticut.
He authored and self-published a children's picture book, entitled "Jenny's Pennies - A Nantucket Tradition," that has sold more than 5,000 copies and is in its third printing. A second book, "A Little Mouse Music," was published in 2010 as a fundraiser for the First Church Congregational in Fairfield.
For information, call Joann McGowan at 203-669-4101.